Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to aid LOC's endowment
Memphis, TN (January 31, 2019) – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to LeMoyne-Owen College as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund.
On February 28, 2019, LeMoyne-Owen College President, Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller, will come together with 31 other presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Headquarters in Chicago to accept the first installment of their institution’s award.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has implemented the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund with the goal of investing in the future of our young people and the sustainability of our treasured HBCUs,” said Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. International President, Dr. Glenda Glover. “Our organization has pledged to donate a total of $10 million dollars towards the endowment, and we are honored to provide LeMoyne-Owen College the first $50,000 during our February event as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacies of all HBCUs.”
“LeMoyne-Owen College is extremely grateful to benefit from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s incredible history of supporting HBCUs,” said Andrea Lewis Miller, President of LeMoyne-Owen College. “This generous donation will be used to provide critically needed scholarship funds which are key to recruiting and retaining students.”
The historic event will gather presidents from HBCUs across the nation and feature remarks from Dr. Glenda Glover as well as a tour of the iconic and recently renovated Ivy Center International Headquarters in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.
“As we build a strategic roadmap with a focus on excellence, Destination 2023, the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund is needed more than ever to reaffirm the future for generations of LeMoyne-Owen students to come,” said President Miller.